YOUTH & TEENS (boys & girls ages 6-16). Enroll your child or teen specific days or the entire session. Class size limited to 8 students per day to ensure one on one attention for each student (campers grouped accordingly to age; 2 student minimum). Please REGISTER/PAY online to reserve your spot (details emailed after registration).
SPACE IS LIMITED!
**FALL/WINTER HOTTEST TRENDS & RUNWAY REPORT: cool classics, plush velvet, plaid, sparkly glitter, red EVERYTHING, color changing sequins, sporty nylon, Western wear & more!
2 special camp days offered during THANKSGIVING BREAK.
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: MON. 11/20/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Sew a small cozy blanket & pillow just in time for Winter break! Learn SEWING 101 basics such as hand sewing, machine parts, seams & most importantly, how to sew, stuff & decorate a pillow. Students will also touch on quilting basics & create a small quilt design on their blanket and/or pillow. As in all our classes/camps at TISSU, students will learn the importance of traditional design & techniques, yet push the boundaries to explore their own individuality & unique aesthetic. No experience necessary.
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: TUES. 11/21/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Fabric, trims, buttons, notions, etc. can add up & empty out your piggy bank. Let's start planning a source of income for your new sewing skills (ETSY, local craft, school fairs). In this fun interactive, self-exploratory camp, students will identify their design aesthetic, think of their own products/merchandise, name their own brand, price points, customer profile, donate to charity, you get the idea! Learn how to sew popular accessories such as wallets, pouches, scarves, jewelry & more. Bonus: give your accessories as gifts or sew your own presents all year long! No experience necessary.
2 weeks during WINTER/HOLIDAY BREAK. Closed Christmas Day Mon. 12/25/17.
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: MON. 12/18/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Color changing sequins are everywhere this season. Draw a picture with your fingers or swipe away with a simple, handmade touch. These trendy sequins will keep your creativity flowing while you're in the car, at home or anywhere out & about (take a break from computers/cell phones & play with SEQUINS). We will learn HANDBAG DESIGN basics such as sketching, flats, dimensions & how to sew a lining. Most importantly, we will learn couture sewing skills as we hand stitch & utilize basic machine stitches. Forgot how to sew or don't know how to work a machine? Don't worry! We'll teach you sewing basics. No experience necessary. Boys, sew one as a gift!
Textile lesson: sequins
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: TUES. 12/19/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Sew a sweet & sassy (and cozy!) fashion sweatshirt with an off-the-shoulder illusion (boys, sew a classic sweatshirt). Students will learn how to create simple tops with attached sleeves - no need to cut & sew separate armholes. This is the perfect camp if you've always wanted to sew a top but didn't know where to start. No experience necessary.
Textile lesson: cotton, velvet
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: WED. 12/20/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Red is all the rage this season! This bold, classic color is the perfect accent to all your holiday festivities. Pair it with your favorite black leggings & a chic black jacket/blazer (blazer camp on the last day!) for a classic, edgy look. Learn how to sew a simple short skirt (mid thigh) with elastic waistband detail for comfort & style. Boys, sew one as a gift! No experience necessary.
Textile lesson: polyester, tulle
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: THURS. 12/21/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Sewing is just like a puzzle - put the big, main parts together & voila, you've got yourself a button down shirt! In this "puzzle," students will advance their sewing skills to include armholes, sleeves, buttons & button holes. As for collars, students will get to play around & design their own classic, pointed or collarless shirt. No sewing experience or forgot how to sew? No worries! This is the perfect camp to challenge yourself & create an art school masterpiece!
Textile lesson: cotton, flannel
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: FRI. 12/22/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Our PJ PANTS camp is back! This popular camp is so snuggly, warm, cozy & FUN. Past fashion campers have been known to wear their handmade pants every day throughout Christmas break. Learn how to sew a basic pant with elastic waistband. Students will also learn about fleece & flannel textile properties. Pants (and sewing in general) requires extra patience & your undivided attention (for example, measurements). Don't forget to focus in class! No experience necessary.
Textile lesson: fleece, flannel
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY - MON. 12/25/17
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: TUES. 12/26/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
In this SEWING 101 camp, students will review sewing basics & start off with simple yet stylish accessories. Learn how to sew a wool floppy hat & elegant elbow gloves. Add your unique flair by decorating your hat & gloves with simple fabric "scraps" (for example, a fabric flower or belt on your hat). Learn textile properties for wool, knits & other traditional fabrics. Boys, sew a winter hat & short gloves!
Textile lesson: wool, knit fabric
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: WED. 12/27/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Design & sew your own long-sleeved tee. Floral textiles never goes out of style; wear your handmade creation again in the Spring! Students will learn how to combine a solid & floral fabric with a touch of lace. Since you're the designer - create your own unique hemline (short in front, long in back, etc.). Boys, sew a solid color tee with an abstract, graphic designed floral element!
Textile lesson: lace, rayon
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: THURS. 12/28/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Velvet is everywhere! Learn how to sew fabrics with nap (no napping while sewing...this is another kind of nap :-)). Blush pink is also popular this season let's combine the two! Design & sew your own flowy velvet skirt that falls right under the knee. This is a vintage & classic look that will never go out of style. Think 1930's, romance, black & white movies. For an edgy yet classic look, pair it with a black turtleneck & black leggings in the Winter. For Spring, white lace hose/tights & heels!
Textile lesson: velvet
YOUTH & TEENS DATE: FRI. 12/29/17 9am-12pm Price: $35
Let's test out all your newly acquired sewing skills & REVIEW important sewing techniques. STEP 1: Students will DECONSTRUCT & take a practice garment apart, study the interior seams & put the puzzle pieces back together. STEP 2: Sew a blazer/jacket together by identifying the ready-made parts & placing it where it belongs. Add your unique flair to express your individuality (for example, asymmetrical pockets, a fabric flower, a pocket scarf, fabric fringe, the sky's the limit!). Focus, have fun & enjoy the last camp of the season!
Textile lesson: cotton, denim